From the border to the bay and back up again, the golden coast does not refer to the corporate machine of a coastline in Long Island. Long Beach is more a part of the Golden coast than Martha’s Vineyard any day because of the prevalence of cultural roots and artistic richness. Ask someone in Cape Cod what an artist is and they will likely name some high renaissance idiot who meant something to someone when anatomic inquiry was the cutting edge of social and scientific inquiry because of the globally oppressive nature of religion. In today’s artistic scene, the technical skill of a baroque craftsman is impressive but no more impressive than an identical 3D printed replica that does not sacrifice any detail of “expression” because machines can replicate perfect human work and better. Today, art demands creativity beyond utilitarian corruption. Best practice is respectable up unto the age of research and publishable progress. As soon as ideas could be tested against the crowd sourced knowledge of society and the (albeit limited) educated populous, ‘genius’ started to take on a much more exclusive role. Capitalist growth demands today certainly have space for art today; just a smaller segment. Besides those enthusiasts who would rather pay the likes of a goatee with a more sophisticated verbal palate than artistic one, some officianadoes require that artistic expression involve the level of internal dedication that masters of old sacrificed. Neo-Dada BS no longer cuts it when free market is not swayed by the masses but rather by the ability to deliver. By these standards, one could consider salespersonship a very under-appreciated art. Accountants and gold diggers certainly appreciate it but in the same way that canvass salesmen love rothko. Its hard not to see selling as a purely utilitarian practice when you consider its goals but the variety of ways to approach selling and the glaringly obvious differences between an amateur and an expert start to elucidate the true art involved. On a macro scale, consider that entire economies ride on the ability of effective selling to produce commerce and the Spartan image of selling takes on a more Hellenistic charm. In real estate, every sale demands excellence whether or not it presents itself. Consider a market like Aliso Viejo where real estate tends to sell for upwards of 750k. All cash buyers are not likely to stumble into a sale. A commission like that would not bring half hearted salespeople to the table, it would scare them off to used car lots and furnace sales. The crazy and the bold look for real estate in Aliso Viejo California and sell it like its a fresco seiko or a concerto or a woodstock closer. Art comes in all varieties and the biggest stages like Aliso Viejo favor the bol and the crazy because it takes both to walk home victorious in real estate.